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Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies

Course Overview

Whether you are an individual looking to gain an exercise studies qualification for personal or professional reasons, or an employer looking for exercise studies training for staff, this exercise studies online course has you covered.

Our Level 1 Exercise Studies course aims to promote an understanding of personal health and well-being and improve exercise performance. It covers a broad range of subjects such as nutrition, safety factors, training programmes and more.

Exercise and fitness is important for everyone to maintain their health and well-being, and for anyone looking to improve their mental health or lose weight. Training in these subjects are particularly important for anyone working in the fitness industry such as personal trainers and fitness instructors.

Key Information

Course Length
8 weeks

Course Level
Level 1

Awarding Body
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 1 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price

Direct Debit

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Unit 1: Understand the principles of exercise and fitness

Learn what fitness is defined as and how it can be effectively achieved while learning about the importance of a nutritious diet. You will also look at different food groups, what comprises a balanced diet and the effects of exercise on different systems in the body.

Unit 2: Demonstrate an understanding of safety factors relating to exercise

Explore how to plan a safe exercise session and how to select appropriate clothing and gym equipment for certain exercise activities. Learn how to complete risk assessments relating to exercise and how to avoid injury.

Unit 3: Apply the principles of a training programme

Discover the skills to plan and evaluate a personal fitness profile and training programmes. Develop an understanding in how to re-evaluate your fitness levels and plan future exercise sessions.

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